On the one side of Pescara you can find long beaches spread along the Adriatic, whereas on the other, national parks preserving the beauty of the Central Apennines peaks. Pescara is a place where nature and all comforts of urban life intertwine.
Pescara, the most important city of Abruzzo, is located on the east coast of Italy – just across the Apennines, almost exactly opposite Rome. This important urban centre is also an excellent tourist place. Pescara offers a lot to both culture and food lovers, as well as those who want to take some time off from the city during their travels.
Most famous for: wide, sandy beaches stretching for miles... and numerous Ironman tournaments that attract triathlonists from all over the world.
A breakthrough moment in history: 1927 – the date when the two parts of the city located on the opposite banks of Pescara river were joined together.
Famous historical monuments: Basilica della Madonna dei sette dolori from the 17th century, Chiesa del Sacratissimo Cuore di Gesù
One definitely needs to: visit the museum dedicated to the writer Gabriele D'Annunzio, which is located in his family house where original furniture and family memorabilia are displayed.
Something for gourmets: fish and seafood, freshly served after fishing at restaurants located at the harbour.
A place for a walk: Ponte del Mare, a majestic bridge with large pylons (lanes for both pedestrians and cyclists) that offers a beautiful view on the surrounding area.
Off the beaten track: it is possible to go to Croatia by ship from Pescara.
Famous citizens: Gabriele D’Annunzio, a poet and prosaist, the author of the famous “The Triumph of Death”.
Life focused around the harbour
Boats, festivals, and film screenings
Among rocks and mountains of Abruzzo
local high-quality oil DOP Aprutino Pescarese
Museo delle Genti d'Abruzzo A museum featuring materials documenting the life and achievements of the citizens of Abruzzo region.
Aurum – La Fabbrica delle Idee A unique place combining contemporary art with various kinds of events and performances.